Travelling to Bali Soon? Here’s What You Need To Know

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– UPDATED 18 SEPT 2022 – 

Coming to Bali soon? Here's the latest News, Travel Regulations, Requirements & Visa Information to help make your trip as effortless as possible. 

Early 2022 has provided some wonderful news and hopeful developments for tourism in Indonesia. On the 8th of March 2022 the Indonesian Government continued with their step-by-step re-opening plan by scrapping quarantine and introducing more relaxed travel requirements – meaning coming to Bali is getting easier by the day. So time to start packing! Travel, fun, adventures and beautiful Bali memories await!

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LATEST HIGHLIGHTS - 18th SEPT 2022

  • Pre-departure PCR tests are no longer needed for entry into Indonesia if fully vaccinated. 
  • 86 Countries now qualify for the VOA at all International airports and ports.
  • 30 Day Free Visa for citizens/passport holders of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand & Vietnam. 
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BALI AIPORT IS OPEN FOR INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS!

Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport has been “officially open” since October 2021 however it wasn’t until February that Bali welcomed the first international flights to the island since the pandemic began, nearly two years ago.  

Airlines Currently Flying Directly into Bali: 

  • Singapore Airlines – Resumed direct flights from Singapore to Bali daily.
  • Qatar Airways – Resumed their direct flights from Qatar to Bali 
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines – Resumed flying into Bali 
  • Garuda – Direct flights from Sydney and Hong Kong to Bali 
  • Batik Airways – Resumed direct flights into Bali 
  • Jetstar Australia – Direct Flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin 
  • Jetstar Asia – Resumed their Singapore – Bali direct route.  
    Qantas Airways – Flying direct from Melbourne & Sydney 
  • Virgin Australia – Flying direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane 
  • Scoot – Resumed their Singapore – Bali route.  
  • Tiger Air – Resumed their Singapore – Bali route.  
  • Malaysia Airlines –  Direct flights from  Kuala Lumpur to Bali 
  • Air Asia – Their direct Kuala Lumpur – Bali route has resumed 
  • Turkish Airlines  – Direct flights from Istanbul has resumed 
  • Citilink – direct flights from Dili to Bali 
  • Cebu Pacific Air – Resumed their direct flights from Manilla 
  • Thai Airways – Direct flights to Bali from Bangkok 
  • VietJet Air – Direct flights from Ho CHi Minh City & Hanoi to Bali

NO MORE QUARANTINE FOR FULLY VACCINATED TRAVELLERS!

As of March 24th 2022:
NO QUARANTINE for those who are fully vaccinated (booster shot is not mandatory) when arriving into any airport of port across Indonesia. 

Not Fully Vaccinated? 
Please note that travellers need at least 1 dose of vaccine to enter Indonesia. Proof of covid-19 recovery is currently not recognised as an alternative to vaccines or booster shots. Non-vaccinated travellers are not able to gain a visa or entry into Indonesia at this time. Only partially vaccinated, quarantine of arrival applies. 

Flying with Children?
Children under 12 are not required to be vaccinated. They will be required to have a PCR test. 

YOUR TRAVEL TO BALI CHECKLIST

1. Before You Fly | Check list: 

  • Have Proof of Full Vaccination (digital or physical)
  • Check visa requirements for your nationality. (More details below in VISA section).
  • Have at least 6 months validity on your passport (does not expire within 6 months of arrival into Indonesia.
  • Have the PeduliLindungi App downloaded on your phone. Helpful instructions HERE.  
  • Complete the Indonesian Electronic Customs Declaration and save QR code to your phone. 

2. At Bali Airport | Travellers will be required to: 

  • Show Vaccination Certificate (physical or digital). 
  • Show proof of onward/return flights booked within the visa’s validity period.
  • Either purchase a VOA, or show your pre-purchased B211 visa. Have a valid Visa – B211 or purchase a VOA at arrivals (more on these below).
  • Show Customs Declaration QR code – Indonesian Electronic Customs Declaration
 

WHICH VISA? HERE ARE THE CURRENT OPTIONS FOR ENTRY INTO INDONESIA

1. THE 30 DAY FREE TOURIST VISA

The Free Visa on arrival (valid for maximum 30 days stay) is currently only available for citizens of the following ASEAN countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand & Vietnam.

2. VOA - VISA ON ARRIVAL

Travellers from 86 countries are now able to purchase a  Visa on Arrival (VOA) at all international airports across Indonesia. The cost is Rp 500,000 which can be paid by credit card or cash (all major currencies accepted) on arrival. This visa is initially valid for 30 days, with an option to extend for another 30 days (60 days in total). 

Citizens and Passports holders from the following 75 countries are eligible for aVOA: 

Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Equador, East Timor, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Litchensutein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Uzbekistan, Vatican and Vietnam.

3. THE B211 TOURIST E-VISA

The B211 Visa, formally known as the “social visa”, is now available for tourism and travel. It is a single entry visa initially valid for 60 days with the option to extend for another 2 x 60 days (6 months in total). Applications must be done with a visa agent. No need to visit an embassy, the application is all done online and the visa will be emailed to you. For a recommended and trusted visa agent contact us.

To apply you will need:

  • A scanned copy of your passport.
  • Passport photo
  • Proof of full vaccination
  • Proof of payment to begin the process.

For the latest info on Visa’s head to the official page Welcome Back to Bali
And remember – Regulations & requirements are continually changing due to the dynamic nature of the trial period. Be sure to check with Government websites for the latest news and official info. We will also continue to provide updates here as they become available. Alternatively subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the loop!

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